John Ainslie

AINSLIE, John. b. Taunton, Somerset, 20 May 1942. He was choirmaster at the English College in Rome (1963-66). He has worked as editor of Roman Catholic resource books, including the Simple Gradual (1969) and Praise the Lord (2nd edition, 1972). He co-edited English Catholic Worship (1979) — the first survey, post Vatican II, of new liturgical and music developments in England. He is General Secretary of the international study group Universa Laus. Ainslie has composed several strong tunes including WORLEBURY, ELLENBOROUGH and EMMAUS. WORLEBURY, sung to ‘Reap me the earth as a harvest to God’*, is typical with its strong Dorian modal melody and forceful refrain, and shows his musical...

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